Dr Steve Garwin

Chief Technical Advisor

Dr Steve Garwin is an independent consultant based in Perth, Western Australia with more than 35 years of experience as an exploration geologist. Steve has worked on gold and copper projects with more than 40 clients in over 20 countries, including ten years with Newmont Mining, Nevada, where he was Chief Geologist for 2 years.

Steve is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He obtained his B.Sc. in geology from Stanford, M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Western Australia. He is an adjunct research fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at UWA and has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and abstracts.

Steve is one of the leading authorities on porphyry, epithermal and Carlin-style mineralisation in the circum-Pacific region. He has been involved in several, major exploration and mining projects, including the Batu Hijau porphyry Cu-Au mine in Indonesia; the gold mines of the Carlin and Battle Mountain Trends in Nevada; the Cortadera porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit cluster in northern Chile; the Tier 1 Alpala porphyry Cu-Au-Ag deposit, Tandayama porphyry Cu-Au and Cacharposa porphyry Cu-Au deposit in Ecuador; and the Hemi intrusion-hosted gold deposit cluster in the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia.

In addition to being the chief technical advisor to the TMT Project of Belararox, Steve is chief technical advisor to SolGold Plc. (SOLG:L and SOLG:TSX-V) and Hot Chili Ltd. (HCH:ASX and HCH:TSX-V); senior technical advisor to Aurania Resources Ltd. (AUR:TSX-V); and technical advisor to Japan Gold Corp. (JG:TSX-V).